In 1999, with the cold war behind them, the nations of the world turned their attentions to the elimination of the global terrorism menace.
John Terrence Clark, an ex-Navy SEAL, now working for the American Central Intelligence Agency, proposed the formation of a multi-national organisation to combat the threat of terrorism at any place on the globe. With the backing of the Director of the CIA and the President of the USA, Clark's organisation was formed with the code name Rainbow.
Based in Hereford in the UK, Rainbow draws on the expertise of the SAS, the American Army, Germany's GSG-9 and the Israeli Mossad, amongst others.
Now, you take over where John Clark left off. As the leader, or "six", of Rainbow, you plan the operations, choose your team, equip your men and lead them against terrorist organisations in actual combat.
Rainbow Six combines the strategic planning of an anti-terror operation and the heart-pounding thrill of special operations combat missions into a game that develops into a headlong rush to save the world.
Based on the book of the same name, Rainbow Six draws on the characters and situations created by Tom Clancy to provide a rich story to accompany the game play.